Most people have experienced the absence of inner peace at some point in their lives. A feeling of lingering dissatisfaction that, at times, can be interwoven into the fabric of life.
If we were to double click on these feelings, where might the dissatisfaction and absence of inner peace come from? What might be the root cause? Although there is no right answer to these questions, some research suggests that feelings such as this could possibly stem from being misaligned or not having a clearly defined purpose in our lives.
A few months back, I had the inspiring and insightful, Dr. Michael Gervais, on my podcast. Michael is a world renowned high performance psychologist who has devoted his life to helping people become their best through mindset training.
Something Michael said to me on the podcast resonated deeply with me. It challenged me to think about my own life and work through a different lens. It helped me to understand that there is a very fine line between deep optimism and despair, especially when it comes to my capabilities and potential.
Here is a very short clip of Michael expanding on this idea in our podcast:
If you were to reflect on your own work, the ambitions you have, and the goals you are chasing, how do Michael's words land with you? Have you experienced both deep optimism and despair when it comes to thinking about what you are capable of achieving or doing in your life? How clear are you on your own path toward fulfillment? And what are next steps needed to get you there?
As always, thanks for reading. I hope these short daily blogs help to get you thinking about your own life differently. To listen to the entire Dr. Michael Gervais podcast that I recorded with him last October, please click the photo below.
KAUST Faculty, Pedagogical Coach. Presenter & Workshop Leader.IB Educator. #RunYourLife podcast host.